Sausages wrapped with cabbage is a very unique recipe of the Portuguese Traditional Gastronomy. It is possible to serve with white rice ( the most traditional way) or creating your special touch.
Cooking Lisbon organizes market tours and usually we acquire the cabbage at the local market to make this recipe. Its delicious .
1 strip of bacon cut into strips
10 cabbage leaves
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can of peeled tomatoes
8 fresh sausages (by default pork meat, but you can also use white meats)
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper according your taste 1dl oil
1 glass of white wine
1 cup water
Preparation of the Sausages wrapped with Cabbage
Cut the cabbage and wash everything, to take out possible sand on the sleeves.
In a pan with boiling water (timed depends if you are using gas or induction), blanch the cabbage leaves for 5 minutes. Remove the foil sheet to a plate and drain the water.
Place the olive oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onion, chopped garlic and bay leaves. Let it cook for a while.
Wrap the sausages, place the cabbage leaf and wrap with sausage. Jab two sticks, one at each end that we can put later on a pan. Reserve.
Cut the peeled tomatoes to the sauté and add the tomato sauce. Let it cook all. Join the rolls of cabbage braised in, snuggle well to fit all. Add the chicken stock cube.
Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle everything with white wine and water just to cover. If necessary, add additional water during cooking. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Sausages wrapped with cabbages usually is served with rice aside. However if you would like to taste with different asides you can make rice with carrots, rice with green peas, mashed potatoes .
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